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Oct 1st: last Day on the Farm and Home

October 1st Saudi Arabia and Home Dear Everyone, More adventure filled days.  We began at 6:00 with coffee and Mamoul, delicious date filled pastries that one can get at the supermarket in a variety of fillings- pistachios, apricot- but are … Continue reading

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Plebian Pastimes and Air in Saudia Arabia

  Dear Everyone, September 23, 2011 at the organic farm in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia More adventure filled days.  We began at 6:00 with coffee and Mamoul, delicious date filled pastries that one can get at the supermarket in a variety … Continue reading

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Latest Garden Adventure: Malaysia July 2011

July 1 Dear Everyone, Another lovely breakfast on the terrace at our lovely budget hotel in Kuala Lumpur, the Classic Inn, with the opposite shopping center’s huge air conditioning unit’s ambient noise shutting out the awakening of the city. Yesterday … Continue reading

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The Owl’s Den… Diriyah, Saudi Arabia

September 18 Yesterday, our first day we slept through the day and got up when temperatures had moderated in the evening.  It didn’t feel too hot.  Today, we were out early on the farm and through the day in the … Continue reading

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The Barren Fairyland

The grim, black rocks and the fairyland The Barren Fairyland What is spring?  We picture a fecundity of lush vegetation: of fat flowers, of soft meadow grasses, and thick canopies of fresh green, of gentle, fragrant breezes, clouds of succulent … Continue reading

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Snow in California- Spring, March 2011

Pigs in the woodwork, sprinkles of wildflowers and doggies in need of a complete laundering. Delicate eyelashes of green leaves suspended on dark, glistening stems among murmurs of sun in the incessant rain.  This day, March 24 snow again graces … Continue reading

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Diriyah Farm Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; An apology to the foxes

Feb 13-18 The Prince’s party,  feeding the bodyguards, more biodiversity, an apology to the foxes and Al Khaledia Farm The morning of the Prince’s party I gave a class to 6 ladies interested in growing organic vegetables and flowers.  We  … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabian desert walk; The dead yellow taxi

February 11, 2011 The Dead Yellow Taxi Young, old, bespectacled, clear eyed,  lawyers that taught university English from America, German linguists who taught university English, urology nurses from Australia, telecom workers from Australia, water system evaluators from Russia, army and … Continue reading

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Jet lagged in Saudi Arabia

Dear Everyone, Another jet lag early morning. 3am is feels good at 3 am but as the day goes on life begins to feel as thick as molasses until one finally just stops. At 5 am the variety and large … Continue reading

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The Golden Night; in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The golden night, mysteries in the greenhouse, dancing with gastroenterologists and bulbuls in the rear view mirror. Two nights ago it rained.  First the wind came up blowing dust in front of it, obscuring the sky.  Under this cover, clouds … Continue reading

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